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The very short answer is that he doesn't need to scrub in. That's literally the point of this scene although I suspect looking at the comments on the internet that this was waaay too subtle for all but the nerdiest of Trek nerds to notice, let alone work out what was going on. Heck, even Kes doesn't notice or her next line would be something like... Kes: ...


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A refusal to submit to assimilation is prima facie evidence that the individuals involved are acting like stupid, spoiled children. I've selectively quoted the Borg Queen to give an overview of their thought process when dealing with those who express a desire not to be assimilated. Do they empathise with their victims? Hell no. You're experiencing ...


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Yes In Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701 - from TOS) is famously destroyed by the autodestruct sequence following the boarding of the Klingons:


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Jeri Ryan stated in an interview for the September 1999 issue of Playboy magazine (no, she does not appear nude) that she asked the producers of Voyager if she should pronounce it "few-tile" like other Borg, but she was explicitly instructed to say "few-tul": PLAYBOY: Speaking of the Borg, is resistance "few-tile" or "few-tul"? RYAN: Good question. ...


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One of the show's writers, Ronald D Moore, would agree with you. In fact, he left Voyager because of a lot of the issues you mentioned. Eventually his ideas for what Voyager should have been were remodeled into the remake of Battlestar Galactica. Have a read of these interviews: Exclusive Interview: Ron Moore – Fighting The Trek Clichés - TrekMovie.com: ...


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No. They couldn't simply point Voyager toward Earth and go over or under the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. Our galaxy, while lacking the usual galactic bulge common to spiral galaxies, it has instead, a highly radioactive region due to a galactic collision in the distant past. This bar-like region would make any path through the core of the galaxy very ...


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They put them back into the replicator, where the replicator "beams" it away again, i.e. disintegrates it and puts the matter back into storage for future plates. There is a DS9 episode, where Ben Sisko complains about Jake not putting the dirty dishes back into the replicator.


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Voyager was supposed to be more intense than TNG, but multiple concurrent projects forced the creative team to revert to the TNG format of episodes. The official Star Trek web site published the following recent interview with Voyager producer Rick Berman, in which he comments directly on what Voyager was supposed to achieve and why it did not achieve those ...


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2,700,000 light years in 300 years is 9000 times the speed of light. Depending on what source you go by, this is either a bit over warp 9.99 (the Voyager technical guide) or significantly less than warp 9.99 (Voyager in "The 37s") or a whole lot less than warp 8.4 (TOS "That Which Survives"). Clearly there's a problem. Out of universe, the writers just ...


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This capability of the transporter was previously established in the TNG episode "The Most Toys". Data begins to fire a disruptor, but is caught in a transport beam as the weapon begins to fire: O'BRIEN: I'm reading a weapon in transit with Commander Data. It seems to have discharged, sir. RIKER: Discharged? O'BRIEN: I'm deactivating it. Data ...


71

Yes. In Voyager: Deadlock, Janeway blows up the Voyager.


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In VOY: Prime Factors the crew answer a distress call from the Sikarians. They turn out to be extremely friendly, bordering on Risian. In VOY: The 37's the crew answer a distress call and find various preserved humans. Despite a slight misunderstanding with the planet's inhabitants, they turn out to be entirely friendly. In VOY: Lifesigns the crew ...


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Yes. In the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Call to Arms", Sisko mines the entrance to the Bajoran wormhole using self-replicating cloaking mines. Each mine contains a replicator capable of producing another mine, that also contains a replicator.


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As you can see below, they put their dirty dishes and cups into the replicator which then reverses the replication process (to allow the material to be used later); From DS9 : Hard Time KEIKO : Make sure to put your plate in the replicator. MOLLY : Okay. Molly picks up her plate and puts it in the replicator. It disappears... and DS9 : The ...


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TL;DR: They were scrupulously counting torpedoes at least till Season 5 After which, they decided to retcon this and allowed more torpedoes to be manufactured using raw materials from the planets, allowing the use of over 90 of them by the end of the series This article addresses the counts through Season 4: RICK KUZMA'S STAR TREK: VOYAGER STATISTICS. It ...


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Each interaction with the Borg results in them learning more about you. Since they are driven by ultimate evolution through assimilation of worthy beings and cultures, the Q having interactions with the Borg could potentially cause the Borg to learn enough about the Q to make them a genuine threat rather than just a potential one.


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There was "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield,” a remarkably unsubtle clunker of an episode, in spite of its worthy message. SPOILER-NOT-SPOILER: The pair above is the mirror image of the other, i.e., their face is white or black on the respective opposite sides. This is an allegory for attaching significant differences in humanity to skin color on Earth. ...


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Out-of-universe, the answer is pretty much Janeway's. Garret Wang, the actor who played Kim, gets asked this in interviews a lot, as you might imagine. In a 2011 interview with StarTrek.com, for instance, he said: During the fourth season, I called writer/producer Brannon Braga and asked him why my character hadn't received a promotion yet. His response? "...


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Data's lack of emotions is intentional According to Lore, Dr. Soong deliberately left many features out of Data's programming in a bid to make him less threatening to humans. LORE: It would be foolish to underestimate you, brother. Yes, I lied when I said you were made first, but with good reason. Doctor Soong made me perfect in his first attempt. ...


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In "Where No Man Has Gone Before", the Enterprise picks up a ship recorder from the SS Valiant, a ship that had crossed the edge of galaxy 200 years earlier. The recorder indicated that the Valiant's captain had given an order to destroy the ship -- an order which, judging by the condition of the recorder, must have been carried out. (We don't know whether ...


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You can see the Nielsen ratings for ALL modern Star Trek episodes (TNG, DS9, VOY, and ENT) plotted together on this handy graph from here: Which confirms Richard's answer (the highest outside of TOS is the DS9 premiere Emissary, followed by the TNG finale All Good Things), but I thought it was worth a separate answer for the complete graph displaying them ...


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Voyager first had an opportunity to return home at the end of "Caretaker", the very first episode, but Janeway felt it was more important to ensure the destruction of the Caretaker's array than to use it to save themselves.


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Yes. Knowledge of Q is widespread among Starfleet personnel. JANEWAY: Look, I don't know what you want here, but I know who you are. Every captain in Starfleet has been briefed about your appearances on the Enterprise, and I warn you... QUINN: My appearances? Oh, you've mistaken me for. Oh, well, no matter, Voy: Death Wish Apparently these ...


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More or less he made it up. There's a couple of things to back this up Star Trek does everything in the metric system. Of course, that would confuse Earhart, because a good portion of the world converted long after 1937 (the UK didn't formally start until 1965 and the US has not switched). So Tom is probably picking a number and then slapping a MPH onto it, ...


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Seven of Nine was not assimilated with nine other people. She was assimilated along with her parents, Magnus and Erin Hansen. At some point in the future, she was then assigned to a working group servicing Unimatrix 01. This group contained nine drones, of which she was the seventh, hence her full Borg name "Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix ...


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A skill can be completely obsolete, and yet still widely known. For example: many people ride horses, despite the horse being obsolete for the sake of cars. Many people practice archery, despite guns rendering that obsolete. Many people know how to work with vacuum tubes, despite those being extremely rare at present. Yes, handwriting is obsolete in the time ...


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It seems to lead through a small ante-chamber back out into the corridor that runs behind the bridge. Voy: Shattered Presumably there will be times when you want a crewman to attend the Captain in the Ready Room but without them having to go through the Bridge first. You can also see the (unlabelled) exit in the original set plans, sold in the "It's a ...


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About 25 minutes into Part I, Kes gets a message from them, indicating that they simply wish to destroy all life they encounter: Kes: I could hear its thoughts. The pilot of the bioship was trying to communicate with me. They're a telepathic species, I've been aware of them for some time now, the premonitions. Captain, it's not the Borg we should be ...


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Two reasons. First, in Dark Frontier the Borg Queen says she allowed Seven to be "liberated" and the long range intent was to recapture her later and use her and what she had learned. With such a plan, the Queen would have made subtle programming changes to keep Seven from assimilating the Voyager crew and to, instead, observe them. I think this is the ...


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Janeway. Janeway is in charge of the Voyager. If the crew of the Equinox would join with the Voyager's crew as the crew of the Val Jean did, Janeway would still be in charge of the Voyager - that is her command granted by Starfleet. Ransom was not given command of the Voyager. He may have the same rank as Janeway but his ship is the Equinox. If he decides ...


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